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Relapsing/Remitting, what the?

Last weekend during a search of the internet I came across something that someone named "MSWillow" had written on "thisisms" a couple of years ago and it referred to relapsing being due to damage to the myelin and remitting being due to repair efforts of the body.

Today while looking through the thread "Stem Cells" I looked into a link dignan had provided and I find that a researcher evidently makes the same assumption regarding ...
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Low Serum Vitamin D Linked to Multiple Sclerosis

Have we seen this article here before? I dont recall it. Apologies if it is a duplicate post.

For release: Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A new study shows that multiple sclerosis (MS) is linked to low levels of vitamin D in the blood, but it’s unclear whether vitamin D deficiency is a causal factor in the disease or whether vitamin D supplements would protect against it.

Alberto Ascherio, M.D., Dr.P.H., a professor of nutrition and ...
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2 HHV6a abstracts

More evidence for a viral trigger...



Apoptotic effects of Human Herpesvirus-6A on glia and neurons as potential triggers for central nervous system autoimmunity.

J Clin Virol. 2006 Dec;37 Suppl 1:S11-6.
Gardell JL, Dazin P, Islar J, Menge T, Genain CP, Lalive PH.
Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA; Neurosciences Unit, California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA.

BACKGROUND: Human Herpesvirus type 6 (HHV-6A and/or HHV-6B) has been tentatively ...
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BBB and tysabri

Here's one for Bob...



A study of subtle blood brain barrier disruption in a placebo-controlled trial of natalizumab in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.

J Neurol. 2007 Feb 3;
Soon D, Altmann DR, Fernando KT, Giovannoni G, Barkhof F, Polman CH, O'connor P, Gray B, Panzara M, Miller DH.
Dept. of Neuroinflammation, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom, d.miller@ion.ucl.ac.uk.

Natalizumab, an anti-alpha4 integrin ...
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IFN-gamma

Multiple Sclerosis :: Stress response prevents neurodegeneration 05 February 2007

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating immune-mediated disease of the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system ).
It is characterised by infiltration of the CNS by inflammatory cells and destruction of cells that reside in the CNS, known as oligodendrocytes (ODCs). The soluble factor IFN-gamma has a detrimental effect on disease in patients with MS. However, studies using the mouse model of MS, ...
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Lamotrigine

This is for you MUU, to cheer you up on a Monday.

Don't forget our romantic lunch - I'll e-mail you some dates.

Ian

http://www.acceleratedcure.org:8080/node/2481
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Goji Juice finally found the show

This will allow for each of us to make an informed decision. :wink:

Consumer Alert: CBC MarketPlace Reports on Goji Juice


Shocking Report Revealed on National Television
Vancouver, BC, Canada 2/3/2007 3:47 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
CBC MarketPlace, a television program that protects consumers against untrue claims made about products, recently broadcast a consumer alert on a product known as "Himalayan Goji Juice".

In this amazing television special, ...
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Myelin Repair Foundation

Sounds like they're on target

Myelin Repair Foundation Appoints Vice President of Drug Discovery


SARATOGA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 31, 2007 - Dr. Jay Tung has been named Vice President of Drug Discovery at the Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF), an innovative non-profit medical research foundation dedicated to accelerating the delivery of myelin repair patient treatments to the millions suffering from multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Tung brings more than 16 years of experience with the drug discovery process from ...
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Evening Primrose Oil

I know a lot of people already take this supplement. Very interesting

Saturday, January 27, 2007
Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose
Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis ), also known as evening star, produces little yellow flowers that bloom for only one night and then wither and die. The seeds for this plant are used to produce evening primrose oil (EPO), an excellent source of the omega-6 essential fatty acid. Evening primrose oil has been proven to be ...
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